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HEIR TO $5,000,000.
Leavenworth, Kin. Feb. 1. Gor
don Reed Patterson, serving a five
year term in the disciplinary bar
racks at Fort Leavenworth, today
was notified that he had fallen he r
to JS.OOO.OOO through the death of an
uncle at St. Paul. The telegram
stated that $25,000 has been placed in
a Kansas City bank for Patterson's
immediate use. He was convicted
of desertion and his sentence will
expire in February, 1922.
SITUATION IN EAST SAID
TO BE GROWING WORSE. 1
Copenhagen, Feb. 1. General von
Hindenburg and General Groner are
at Kolberg, headquarters of the new
German eastern army, according to
word received here. The situation
in the east is said to be worse.
General von Quast is at Brauns
berg. headquarters of the German
northern army, and General von der
Borne is at Breslau. headquarters of
the German southern army. -
MRS. VERNON CASTLE
New York. Feb. 1. Mrs. Irene
Castle, the dancer, denied, on her
arrival on the Adriatic from over
seas, that she was to marry Tom
Powers, the close friend of the late
Vernon Castle. Mrs. Castle s hus
haur! whn was killed last vear
a southern aviatton camp. She said:
"The whole matter is absurd. I
am not engaged to Mr. Powers. We
were good friends and wilUtfemain
so. He has heard the report, as well
as I, and has taken it good natured-
VISCOUNT GREY OF ENGLAND
IS SLOWLY GOING BLIND.
New York, Feb. 1. Viscount
Grey, Great Britain's former sec
retary of state for foreign affairs,
is going blind, it was declared at
the Hotel Plaza by Sir Arthur
Pearson, bart., who is himself blind
and -who founded the St. Dunstans
hotel for blind sailors and soldiers.
Viscount Grey's sight has been
going for three or four years and
he has been unable to read for
about three months, said Sir Arthur.
SUFFRAGISTS HALTED '
N TRIP TO FRANCE.
Washington, Feb. 1 In connec
tion with the cancellation by the
tate department of the passports of
Miss Mildred Morris of Denver and
Miss Clara Wold of Portland, Ore.,
itist before they were to sail for
France this week, it was stated at
:he State department todav that the
l.wo women had reported that they
-ere going abroad for war work
ind that the cancellation order was
ssud when the department learned
they had been engaged in the activ
ities of the woman's party before
he White House.
A statement, issued by the worn
an's party headquarters, declared
.t- . f ;ta Hi.mk.re fllrar1v
were in France and that it was thetrn
intention to petition the president
by banners and demonstrations
wherever he goes for enfranchise
ment of American women."
ASK TO HAVE LICENSE OF
ARMOUR BRANCH REVOKED.
Buffalo. N. Y., Feb. 1. (By Uni
versal Service.) Erie county food
administrator yesterday asked the
inforcement division of the food ad
ministration at Washington to re
voke the Buffalo license of the Ar
mour Packing company. This action
ioll&wed the refusal of the Armour
company to contribute $5,000 worth
of food to starving French children
as a punishment for alleged viola
tion of food regulations. Armour
i.nd company will ask for a Wash
ington hearing in the case which is
based on charges preferred by 70
Buffalo grocers that the Chicago
packers sold storage butter which
was improperly marked. The de
fense is that the food administra
tors' interpretation of the ruling is
fhey Provide for Compulsory
to Armaments and
By Associated Press.
Paris, Feb. 1. Leon Bourgeois,
the French delegate on the society
of nations, today presented to Presi
dent Wilson, Premier Clemenceau,
Premier Lloyd George and Premier
Orlando the text of the proposal for
the formation of the league, as
agreed upon by the international or
ganization embracing the American,
of which William Howard Taft is
president; the British, of which
Viscount Grey is president; the
Italian, French and other associa
tions. M. Clemenceau had previously
asked M. Bourgeois to secure an
agreement on the details among the
advocates of the prtjgram in all the
: countries and the plan presented to
day was in response to this re
quest. It provides for compulsory arbi
tration in all disputes without ex
ception; the limi ation of arma
ments and a series of penalties
against nations provoking war, and
a detailed provision is made for the
organization of a society of nations
to whih all countries giving guar
antees of loyal intentions are ad
mitted. Miss Wilson Stricken .
With Flu at Brussels
Brussels, Feb. I. Miss Margaret
Wilson, daughter of President Wil
son, according to the Etoile Beige,
is suffering from an attack of in
fluenza. She s co ".tine! to her room
ii the American legation.
VOL. XLVIII NO. 34.
J W P
Officer Suspended by Ringer
in Automobile Scandal Says
Will Have Plenty to
Say at Proper Time.
As the climax of seven days of
cpncatirtnul rha rrrpc that detertives
were conniving with thievesPolice
Commissioner Ringer Saturday an-
Commissioner Ringer Saturday an
nounced the suspension irom tne
police department ot Detective JJen
The suspension of Danbaum is
taken in police circles to be the pre
lude to disclosures of graft which
Chief of Detectives John Briggs de
clared existed in the detective
Mayor Smith declared the investi
gation will be thorough in every re
1 he specific charge jnacie against
Detective Danbaum is "willful ne
glect ol duty."
What Briggs Says.
Tt, flirroa a11rr Vic failed to
arrest Don Chrisman, 2865 Mander-
sbn street, accused ot stealing a car
owned by G. A. Richardson, an
Omaha real estate dealer.
Detective Chief Briggs declares
Danbaum forced Chrisman to reveal
the hiding place of the car and then
failed to arrest him for its theft.
Charles Pipkin, an Omaha insurance
adjuster, said to have accompanied
Danbaum to the Chrisman home, re
ceived $125 for the car's recovery.
Chrisman denies the theft of the
Danbaum's removal from the de
tective department is but one of a
number which city commissioners
have said 'will be made.
Expect Further Developments.
The trial of Fletcher (Red) Neat,
Peru, Neb., garageman, and -M aurtce
KatlemaiT, proprietor of a furnishing
store of this city, are expected, it
is said, to furnish further material
for Commissioner Ringer , and liis
detective chief to weed out the
force. Neal and Katleman arc
charged with aiding and abbetting
grand larceny activities of Omaha
automobile thieves. They are await
ing trial in district court.
Makes No Comment.
William McKenna and Love 11
Jones, recently held on charges of
automobile stealing are said by the
police to have been part of a gigan
tic gang of automobile "hustlers.'
McKenna, in a signed statement, in
criminated both Neal and Katleman.
William Bixler, 20 years old, now
serving a penitentiary sentence for
automobile theft, is said, also, to
have made an affidavit to Omaha
police officials naming "higher-ups."
He is in the Nebraska state prison
and is a .former "pal" of McKenna.
Both were at one time inmates of
the Kearney reform school for boys.
Detective Danbaum refuses to
comment on his suspension from
the police department.
"I'll say enough when the time
comes; nobody's going to make a
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Omaha Mother Gives Two
Sons to Cause of Liberty
Burris James Jeremiah Duke
Dies at Camp Stanley of
Pneumonia; Brother First
Nebraska Soldier Killed.
Like a Spartan mother of old,
Mrs. Josephine Wineinger, 2640
Seward street, has given her all to
the cause of liberty. Again she has
been- called upon to mourn the
death cjf a son, the second who has
made the' supreme sacrifice that the
world might be freed from autoc
racy. This time she mourns for her
second and only son, Burris James
Jeremiah Duke, 22 years o!d, a
member of Company D, field artil
lery, who died last Wednesday at
Camp Stanley, Texas, where his
command was stationed.
Mrs. Wineinger was with her
son at the time of his death He
was taken ill 10 days ago and his
mother was sent for. He seemed to
be recovering when pneumonia de
veloped and he failed raoidly,
quietly passing away Wednesday
night. The body will arrive in
Omaha tonight and the funeral,
which will be a military one, will be
held from the home., 2640 Seward
street at 9 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing to St. John's Catholic church,
Twenty-fifth and California streets
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre.'
Although born in South Dakota,
Burris Duke was an Omaha boy.
having come here with his parents
when he was a child. He was edu
cated in the Omaha schools and at
the time of his enlistment, March
22, last year, was one of the trusted
Entaro awea-alaa matter Mm W. . IMC it
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Federal Agents Find -Whisky
in Mail Sack
And Old Brass Shells
Two of the most unusual "cam
ouflages" ever employed by booz
smugglers were discovered Saturn
day, when a mail sack was found
to contain two quarts of whisky
and a trunk containing seven hol
low brass shells war trophies
were containers of two quarts of
James McClure and L. W.
Welch, postal clerks, were arrest
ed on the Douglas street bridge
with a mail sack containing two
quarts of whisky.
The trunk of shells Deputy
Marshal Quinley discovered irt the
Union station, and though the
shells were "loaded," the peculiar
rattling gave their secret away.
"Idol of Army" Treated Like
German Spy on Visit to
Front, Says Letter
Read to House.
Washington, Feb. I. Reiterating
in the house today charges that
rational guard officers were removed
from their commands after practic
ally continuous fighting service to
make room for regulars, Representa-'
tive Gallivan of Massachusetts, dem
ocrat, read a letter signed by 40
wounded officers, saying investiga
tion would prove that medical offi
cers had been ordered to report as
unfit officers who might replace the
regulars first assigned for duty.
The letter also asserted that na
tional guard officers and reserves
were sent into the thick of the fight
ing while the regular army men were
held back. Asked by . Representa
tive Hamilt'un of Michigan, who was
responsible for the removal of the
national guard officers after months
of service on the front line, Mr. Gal
livan said it was due to "the Leaven
worth clique by its influence with
the. high command." The "high
command,'' he explained, was the
general staff in Washington. - -
Referring to Major Gen. .Leonard
Wood, the letter read by the Massa
chusetts representative said: -:,
"When General Wood-visited the
front he was treated-more like ft
German spy than an Officer' of the
United States. We have the word
of several colonels that know him
well for this, .He was ordered back
without being allowed to visit ..the
j Italian front or returning through
England as he was invited to do by
Lloyd George; ' '
"General Wood was the idol of
the army, officers and men alike, and
was one of the most efficient officers,
yet he was kept in a corner all the
time. Who did it?"
"We can prove also that scores of
men were sacrificed because officers
in command were anxious for pro
motion," the letter also declared.
"We know of a national guard colo
nel relieved of command after a
successful advance and sent back to
the service of supply because of
The letter concluded by saying the
officers signing it were of various
political affiliations. Eight said they
were national army officers four na
tional guard officers and the re
mainder reserves. Their names were
not made public by Mr. Gallivan.
BURRIS J. J. DUKE.
employes of the Standard Oil com
Another son f Mrs. Wineinger,
Leo, a brother of Burris, was killed
April 9, 1917 He was the first Ne
braska soldier to lose his life after
the1 United States entered the war.
Leo was a member of Company. D,
Fourth Nebraska National Guards,
and at the time of his death was sta
tioned at Waterloo, guarding the
Union Pacific bridge over the Elk
horn river, preventing its destruc
tion by German sympathizers. He
was run over and killed by a train.
F. E. Mayer Quits Executive
Secretaryship of Omaha Fed
eration; Lack of Support
Given as Reason.
Frank E. Mayer, who has been
since September 1, 1918, the execu
tive secretary of the Omaha Church
federation, presented his resignation
Friday to the board of directors. The
resignation was not accepted, but
will be considered further at a
meeting to be held Monday after
noon. According to Rev. Harry B. Fost
er, president of the federation, the
executive committee did not feel
like taking the responsibility for ac
cepting the resignation, and will
probably refer it to the whole body.
Determine Policy Later.
The committee did nothing," he
said, "at the Friday meeting, except
to arrange for a meeting 'Monday to
discuss the situation. At that time
we will probably arrange for a
meeting of the federation to consid
er the resignation, and to determine
the furture policy of the organiza
tion." . The statement credited to the
treasurer of the federation, A. N.
Eaton, to the effect that Mr. Mayer
was quitting on account of lack of
financial support, and that he had
aready accepted a place paying a
much larger salary was positively
denied-by-Mr. Mayer last night . -
Money No Object
"You may say for me," he Said,
"that': I am going to Chicago tomor
row night, that I haven't a job at a
bigger . salary or at any salary. I
have nothing in prospect' along these
lines and am positively not leaving
the federation because of the lure of
"You may say also," he continued,
"that the suggestion that I was
afraid I would not get the salary due
me is also false. I have at no time
worried a bit on that score." -
"It is true, however, that the $6,000
budget mentioned in the alleged in
terview with Mr. Eaton, was at least
partly, mythical.' This was supposed
to have been pledged at the Black
stone hotel, but when I received the
list of pledges it amounted to only
$5,000, and I have been able to find
only $4,500 which may be counted
on. This is not enough to carry the
expenses of the federation as it
ought to be conducted. It is not a
question of the salary of the secre
tary; but of having the financial abil
ity to undertake the work which the
federation ought to be doing."
The real reason that he has re
signed, according to Mr. Mayer, .is
because of lack ot support that
would make the federation the
force that he has felt it should be
in the life of the community.
"The interest in the work of the
federation has lagged," he. said. "Per
sons who have been given tasks to
do in carrying out its plans have
many times failed to do what was
expected of them, and many of the
churches of the city have given no
support or very inadequate support.
This condition has made, it impos
sible to carry out any large and ef
fective program, and I simply feel
that I can invest my life to better
advantage somewhere else. This is
the sole and only . reason for my
resignation. I sincerely hope the
federation will continue its work and
will be successful in it."
Mr. Mayer came as executive sec
retary following the meeting at the
Blackstone hotel in May of last
year. After Mr. Mayer arrived he
found the constitution of the fed?
eration lacking in many ways and
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Two Thousand Troops
Taken Safely Off Ship '
Stranded Upon Rocks
Southhampton, Feb. 1. In the
early hours of the morning in a
calm sea, but a blinding snow storm,
the American steamer Narragansett
ran on submerged rocks off the east
end of the Isle of Wight, which have
claimed many victims in the past'
The ship carried 2,000 soldiers, of
whom 60 were Americans. All were
American Labor Delegates
Refuse to Meet Germans
Paris, Paris, Feb. 1. The Amer
ican Federation of Labor delega
tion. haded by Samuel Gompers,
decided tonight to support the Bel
gian socialists and trade unionists,
who refuse to meet the Germans at
either the socialist or trade union
congress which will convene simul
taneously at Berne next week. This
decision was adhered to through a
two days' session, despite the pro
tests of the British and French trade
unionists who will go to Berne to
FEBRUARY 2,. 1919.
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' light Will Drive Him Back to His Hole. , HfEHCA
''. Alii Y LOSS
liillii- ;MkA " ''' v' Most of These Not Alreadv
I I Umlill' " Reported as Dead Likely
1 I'll IlliS ' ' ' to Be Added Finally ;;
1 il,,. ' to Hojtot Roll. - ;
Wine, Women and Song Have
Given Way to the Straight,
Narrow Path in Legislature
No More Staked Poker Games, Free Room in Best
' Hotels for Entire Legislative Session, But Hard
Work and Real Arguing on the' Part of '
1919 Lobbyist, Now dn Order. ;
By J. H. KEARNES,
(Staff Correspondent of The Bee)
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 1. The primrose pith of dalliance,
with its flush days and purple nights, its devious turns that
led to crooked deed3 and entangling deals, is no longer trod
by Nebraska's members of the legislature. "
Rather are their feet set in the straight and narrow path
of rectitude and righteousness. . . .
The reason for this is that the old-time lobbyist and the
hand-pickecKstatesmen seem to be things of a past now so far
in the perspective that it is dimmed by the haze of history.
Days of Bixchus and Gambrinus.
Time was when a membership in the Nebraska legisla
ture was in the nature of a hectic joy-ride'throughout a ses
sion The water wagon rarely carried a passenger, but the
good old ship Gambrinus, manned by a goodly: crew, was
packed and jammed from stem to stern with a cargo of jolly
In the good old days when lobby
ing was an art, rather than a science,
Lincoln was made gay by a band of
proficient men whose sole aim and
duty in life was to show the newly
elected member of . the house or
senate the time of his life. Greeters,
with fat expense accounts provided
by corporations and other interests,
would meet the man of budding gen
ius and great ambitions and by their
generosity .and magnetism induct
him into the free-masonary of their
crowti if he was at all susceptible.
He wa"s wined and dined, and in
many cases sheltered in a room with
bath at the most palatial hotel he
had ever seen. Annual passes on
the railroads, and franking privil
eges over the long distance tele
phone lines were furnished him and
bundles of free passes to the visiting
shows of the town were thrust upon
Soon Was Political Tool.
He accepted the hospitality of the
friendly strangers and chance ac
quaintance no matter how lavishly
Car Which Killed
Boy Carried Number
! Beginning With 128
A touring car bearing a license
number beginning with 128 Neb.,
ran down and killed 9-year-old
George Bachman, son of G. H. Bach
man, plumber, 4220 Seward street,
Friday 'night and then disappeared.
The injured lad died Saturday noon.
The accident occurred in front of
the lad's home.
Following ,a house-to-house can
vass by detectives in the immediate
neighborhood of the accident, it was
brought to light that the speeding
car that struck the boy bore a license
number beginning with 128 .
Chief of Detectives Briggs de
clared he will not give up the case
until the driver of the car is ar
rested. D. B. Keeler Dead.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 1. D. B.
Keeler, for 30 years the head of the
Fort Worth and Devner and the
Wichita Valley railroads and before
that a prominent railroad official and
business man of Denver, died today
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Call aa 8a., M.S0: eutilda Nat. kium ailta
it was tendered until he soon found
himself enmeshed in a net of obli
gations which broke down his moral
fibre and soon made him the tool of
the persons whose deliberate plan
and purpose, before they met him
personally, was to use him.
Today all this is changed. The
member of the legislature ' who
comes to Lincoln finds none of the
glamour of the old-time days and
no one except his old and time trust
ed friends of honest purpose and
without guile are there to meet and
The lobbyist of today is tagged
All who see him, know him; for
what he is. There is little chance
for him to camouflage.
The modern lobbyist does not
trust to devious ways and subtle
methods of debauchery to achieve
his end and earn his wage.
He is a highly specialized agent
or an interested person who can ap
pear before a committee and either
(Continued on Page Seven, Column One.)
Sees Husband With
Another Woman; Gets
Dinner; Takes Poison
After preparing a luscious dinner,
entailed with courses of the finest
viands for her husband, Mrs. C T
Lee. 35 years old, 2638 Seward
street, swallowed an ounce of poi
son in an attempt to end -her life,
late Saturday afternoon. She grew
despondent when she saw her hus
band with an unidentified woman in
the afternoon, she said. '
The husband came home shortly
after she committeed the act.
"I wanted to show him I cared for
him," she said. "I've always mad
home a happy place for him."
She will recover.
Rent Shirkers in Vienna
Parade and Pillage Shops
' London, Feb., 1. Serious distur
bances have occurred at Vienna,
where thousands of the unemployed,
incited by violent speeches to in
timidate the people of Budapest and
refusal to pay rent paraded through
the streets, accordine to a dispatch
to the Exchange -Telegraph, .- - .
SEEN BY URETO
Commissioner Says He
File Complaint Against
. .Complaints of abusive treatment
of a prisoner will be filed before the
city council Monday morning against
Detectives Graham and Franks by
W. G. Ure, city commissioner. This
action is a sequel to the arrest of
Charles Aytch, colored, by the de
tectives Friday night. Commission
er Ure witnessed a beating the de
tectives gave the negro at Eighteenth
and Davenport streets, he said.
"I came upon the detectives ar
resting the man at Eighteenth and
Davenport streets," said Commis
sioner Ure, "and chanced to observe
they were beating him. As they put
him into the patrol wagon one of
the detectives gave him several kicks
and jolted him behind the ear. Im
mediately, I went to the police sta
tion and asked Captain Vanous
about tne affair. Captain Vanous
told me tbe prisoners are not treated
like brutes as a rule.
"I have the names of the detec
tives, and will report them to Com
missioner Ringer Monday morning."
Detectives Graham and Frank
"We just hit the man a couple of
times after he attempted to escape
from us," said Graham.
Aytch was booked for investiga
tion in connection with the breaking
of a plate glass in Hayden's store,
Sixteenth and Dodge streets.
Ten More Omaha Boys
and Many Nebraskans
Are Home from Dodge
Ten Omaha boys among ISO Ne
braskans, who were discharged from
the Twenty-third machine gun bat
talion of the Eighth division at
Camp Dodge Saturday, arrived in
Omaha at 1 o'clock this morning.
After indulging in coffee and dough
nuts at the Red Cross canteen, they
scrambled on street cars homeward
bound. They have been in active
service on this side of the pool for
nearly a year, and were in overseas
outfits at Camp Mills. Long Island,
when the armistice was signed.
VWe were in the battle of life,"
one of the huskies shouted.
Gustav Buergquist, Forty-fifth and
Military) avenue; Edward Lee,
Twelfth and F. streets, South Side;
George Shank, 2803 Bristol; Joseph
Adams and Pete Polito, South Side,
were some of the Omaha boys who
returned wearing silver chevrons
for services given.
The rest of the Omaha and Ne
braska boys, who are in the Twenty
third Machine Gun regiment of the
Eighth division, will be mustered out
Largest Dry Dock in U. S.
Opened at Portsmouth, Va.
Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 1. The
largest dry dock in the United States
was opened here today at the navy
yard. With a length of 1,022 feet
and a depth ot 43 feet, it will ac
commodate the largest vessel afloat.
It cost $4,000,000. By night work and
added labor, it was completed seven
months ahead of the time scheduled.
Mrs. F. R. Harris, wife of Admir
al Harris and Mrs. George Leary,
wife of the contractor building the
dock, opened the sluiceways which
made the dock ready for service by
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Washington, Feb. 1. Official
tables of the major battle casualties ,
of the American forces in France,
made public today by General
March, chief of staff, show that ap
proximately 10,000 nen remain
wholly unaccounted for, nearly
three months after the ending of
hostilities. The deaths, missing and
known prisoners are tabulated in1
to January 10 for each of the 30
combatant divisions of General
Pershing's army. The total is 56,
592, of whom 17,434 are classified
as missing or captured. An ap
pended statment shows that only 29
American military prisoners were
believed to be still in Germany Tan-
uary 8, and that 4,800 prisoners had
been checked up as returned and
118 died in captivity.
Some portion of the great body
of missing men may be located as
the return of the army thins out the
American force in France. Indica
tions are, however, that the majoritv
of the 10,000 finally will be added to
the roll of honor shown in the"'tab!es
of those killed or died of wounds,
now recorded as 39,158 men.
Death Roll Now 40,709.
To that figure, also, must bp
added 1,551 men of the marine bri
gade, figures for which not carried
in the tables were obtained from of
ficial sources. This brings the grand
aggregate of deaths from battle tip
to 40,709 on returns estimated of
ficially to be 95 per cent complete.
As figures on missing and prisoners
of the marines are lacking, the num
ber of unaccounted for which final! v
will be added to the roll of th
dead cannot be accurately estimated.
The army tables, however, give
a total of 14,649 men missing in
action and 2,785 known prisoners,
making up the 17,434 missing or
captured The army rolls record
4,918 American military prisoners
accounted for. Admittedly, there
are many possibilties of error, but
the statement says it is anticipated
that thr indicated unaccounted for
list of 17,516 will be brought "down
to less than 10,000."
The tables do not furnish any data
a9 to the wounded or deaths other
than those resulting directly from
battle. A new estimate of the com
plete figures on American casual
ties is not possible. It is significant,
however, that up to tonight the War
department has published the names
of 43,882 men killed or died of
wounds, as against 39,158 shown in
the 95 per cent tables. The differ
ence is made up by additional re- 1
turns since the tables were closed
, On November 27 General Persh.
mg estimated that his total killed .
and died of wounds would be 40.455 i
Presumably, publication of the lists'
of these known deaths and ex
clusive ot the unaccounted for U -nearly
completed, having exceeded .
the estimate by more than 3,000 due
in part to additional deaths from
wounds and to the listing as dead of
men formerly reported missing
The names of 149,418 wounded
had been published up to tonight,
compared with a November esti
mated . total of 189,955. Of these
missing in action, 11,676 have been
published against the estimated
14,260 total and compared with the
17,434 missing and prisoners shown
in today's tables.
The War department's explana-(
tion of the table follows:
"The following pages are a tabu
lation of casualty cables received;
through January 10. They give .
totals of the casualties which put a"
soldier permanently out of action.;
Tfiey do not include wounded ficr
ures, as the lists of those slightly,
wounded are still incomplete.
"The totals given are about 95
per cent complete for each division.
Field signal battalions, ambulance
companies and trains are not in
cluded in the tabulation of the di
visions. . ,
"The record of units, outside d
divisions, will be available in a fe
days. This addition will have a rela
tively small effect on the totals here
A summary of the casualty tables,
giving the classification of losses by
(Continued on Toire Two, Column Thro.)
Conferees in Agreement
on Oil Land Leasing Ei!i
Washington, Feb. 1. The dead
lock in congress on oil land leasing
legislation was broken tonight
when senate and house conferees
reached a tentative agreement on
the bill which has been in dispute
since last May. Chairman Pitttnai:
of the senate manRgers announced
that changes would be ma'e public
Monday after a final mccling of f ,i
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